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The True Path : Western Science And The Quest For Yoga - Roy J. Mathew

The True Path

Western Science And The Quest For Yoga

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780738206813
Number Of Pages: 304

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In The True Path, Duke psychiatrist Roy J. Mathew draws on his own extensive knowledge of neuroscience as he looks at the centuries-old Indian idea that spirituality is a state of mind-a higher form of consciousness. Mathew shows how the latest brain research demonstrates that activities such as prayer, music, art, nature, intuitive knowledge, altruism, and meditation stimulate the non-dominant hemisphere of the brain. Spirituality is intimately connected to this area of the brain and must be accessed-according to Indian philosophy-by removing the "sheaths" of everyday life. With scientific evidence that this "pure consciousness" truly exists, Mathew shows readers how to use meditation, yoga, and other traditional methods of contemplation to achieve this spiritual state of mind.

ISBN: 9780738206813
ISBN-10: 0738206814
Series: Western Science and the Quest for Yoga
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1